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2009 Demographic Analysis of UT Police Contacts

Table 1. General Demographics of Contacts and Searches for all Traffic Contacts (2009)
Race/Ethnicity * Contacts Searches (Total) Consensual Searches Probable Cause Custody Arrest
Caucasian 2,389 (67.3%) 422 (66.2%) 80 (67.2%) 128 (68.1%) 214 (64.8%)
African 301 (8.5%) 59 (9.3%) 14 (11.8%) 11 (5.9%) 34 (10.3%)
Hispanic 398 (11.2%) 100 (15.7%) 12 (10.1%) 27 (14.4%) 61 (18.5%)
Asian 429 (12.1%) 51 (8%) 13 (10.9%) 21 (11.2%) 17 (5.2%)
Native American 4 (0.1%) 1 (0.2%) none none 1 (0.3%)
Other 30 (0.8%) 4 (0.6%) none 1 (0.5%) 3 (0.9%)
Total 3,551 (100%) 637 (100%) 119 (100%) 188 (100%) 330 (100%)
Table 2. Comparison of Traffic Stops of “Permanent Inhabitants” and UT Austin Demographics for 2009
Race/Ethnicity * Demographics Traffic Stops
Caucasian 39,456 (56.3%) 833 (65.4%)
African 3,530 (5%) 93 (7.3%)
Hispanic 11,776 (16.8%) 120 (9.4%)
Asian 9,903 (14.1%) 214 (16.8%)
Native American 309 (0.4%) 1 (0.1%)
Unknown/Other 5,066 (7.2%) 13 (1%)
Total 70,040 (100%) 1,274 (100%)

* Race/Ethnicity are defined by Senate Bill 1074 as being of a “particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American.”

Demographics for Fall 2009 as published by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Information Management and Analysis were used for this table.